Credits Required for Graduation: 4
Students work directly under the supervision of a registered nurse to become familiar with the duties and responsibilities of a nursing assistant and home health aide. The program prepares students for jobs in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, home care agencies, hospitals, group homes, and semi-independent living facilities. The course includes classroom theory and testing as well as instruction on how to assist residents with hygiene, feeding, skin care, bed making, dressing, movement and other general assistance. Clinical experience at a local nursing home is included.
NOTE: This course is a prerequisite to HCC’s Nursing program and most Practical Nursing programs. Students interested in applying to HCC’s Nursing program are encouraged to visit with an admissions representative.